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Positions with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

McGill University Dept of Jewish Studies: Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (CAN) Deadline: 15 Oct 2021[]

The Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University invites applications for the Simon and Ethel Flegg Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. This year’s competition will focus on the Hebrew Bible. Candidates must have mastery of Hebrew and Aramaic with an ability to teach Rabbinics as well. The fellowship will be for the 2022-2023 academic year (August 1, 2022-July 31, 2023) and can be renewed once. Fellows will likely teach one course per semester; they are expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of the department and to deliver a public lecture during their stay in Montreal. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $52,000 CAD (plus benefits), and a research allowance of $8500 per year. Applicants must have obtained their PhD after June 2018 and have a PhD in hand by June 1, 2022.

Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2021 at this online portal: Workday (

Pomona College: Chau Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2021[]

Pomona College seeks applications for the Fred and Dorothy Chau postdoctoral fellowship, a two-year position, beginning July 2022.

This fellowship is open to scholars in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences whose research engages race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, or transnational studies.

This postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses per year. Fellows are also responsible for giving one public presentation each year. Salary is commensurate with a visiting full-time faculty position. Please submit a letter of application, CV, short description of dissertation, a statement about your interests in teaching at a liberal arts college, a statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendations by November 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST to

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1650 students, all undergraduates. Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. We seek to attract postdoctoral fellows who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who are able to demonstrate a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students through their teaching, scholarship, or service.

Pomona College, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Graduate University. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of 6,000 students. As a result, Pomona students enjoy both the personalized instruction and close faculty-student interactions afforded by a small liberal arts college as well as the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. In collaboration with the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for junior faculty/postdoctoral fellows

Princeton University - Chadha Center for Global India - One Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021[]

The Chadha Center for Global India (CGI) at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate position for the 2022-2023 academic year. One postdoctoral fellowship will be awarded to an exceptional recent PhD. The appointment is for one academic year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding scholarly achievement. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. degree in any Humanities or Social Science discipline by July 1, 2022.

The position is with Dissent: Power/less in India, a cross-disciplinary initiative among Princeton specialists in South Asian Studies that seeks to explore the generation and negotiation of political vocabularies in a range of quotidian sites, such as the body, artefact, family, farm, factory, school, university, market, and media. The plurality of beliefs, practices, and social groups in the Indian subcontinent has produced a vibrant tradition of dissent in a variety of cultural, political, and geographic spaces. At the same time, the discursive and philosophical meanings of dissent in India can only be understood in relation to emerging as well as deeply historical forms of dominance and hegemony. These contestations produce new categories of 'the political' and 'the ethical' that structure both state and society in India. This project will examine how these contingent categories serve to mobilize, organize, and produce new modes of confronting and conceiving of power in India. It will bring humanistic and social scientific perspectives on India and its relationship with the world towards improving scholarly comprehension of the present moment and for envisioning paths forward.

The position entails the organization of lectures and other academic events on campus (or online if public health restrictions emerge) and an annual graduate student workshop in connection with the project's goals. It also involves initiating discussions and outreach toward the development of an "Archive of Dissent" in collaboration with the University's South Asian Studies Librarian. Interested applicants should apply online at and submit a cover letter demonstrating how their research and organizational experience will contribute to the project, a CV, a 25-page writing sample, and contact information for three references. Applications are due by October 15, 2021, 11:.59 pm ET. Apply here:

University of Basel – eikones – Three NOMIS Postdoctoral Fellowships – Deadline: 18 Oct. 2021[]

eikones – Center for the Theory and History of Images invites applications from outstanding junior and senior researchers in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences for three one-year NOMIS Fellowships beginning September 1, 2022.

Since 2005, eikones has served as a center for graduate and postgraduate research on images. The center is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of images as instruments of human knowledge and cultural practices. It investigates the functions and effects of images throughout history and in our contemporary society from analytical and empirical perspectives.

The NOMIS Fellowship Program supports groundbreaking research projects related to how images act as models or paradigms in scientific and aesthetic contexts. We are interested in the fundamental ways images serve as instruments for making complex structures visible and accessible to interpretation. In both aesthetic and experimental settings, images often assume an exemplary character, aiding epistemic and learning processes. They fulfill evidential, didactic, and symbolic functions, and thereby produce different forms of knowledge. Relevant topics of research might consider, for example, the history and theory of imaging techniques in the natural sciences; the ideals and stereotypes that shape social contexts and political discussions; or the formation and dissolution of canons, iconographies, character types, and styles in the arts. On the methodological side, the projects should be rooted in a specific research field, and reflect on the relation between their individual discipline and image studies.

The fellowships will allow outstanding scholars and scientists to pursue their research free from teaching and administrative obligations. Fellows receive a generous salary, travel funds, conference funds, and access to excellent academic infrastructure. Applications will be selected based on scholarly achievement and promise, and relevance to the topic of images as models. Preference will be given to excellent young scholars with innovative approaches. Fellows are expected to be in residence at eikones in Basel and to participate in select institutional events.

University of Michigan - Society of Fellows (USA:MI) - Deadline: 15 Sep. 2021[]

MEach Fellow has a three-year appointment as Assistant Professor in an affiliated department of the University and a three-year appointment as a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Society of Fellows.


Washington University in St. Louis (USA: MO)- Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry - Deadline 7 December 2021[]

Washington University in St. Louis announces the twenty-first year of Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry, a postdoctoral fellowship program endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to encourage interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching across the humanities and interpretive social sciences. We invite applications from recent PhDs, DPhils, or D.F.A.s (in hand by June 30, 2022, and no earlier than June 30, 2018) who have not previously held a research-oriented postdoctoral fellowship for a position as Fellow. In September 2022, the newly selected Fellow will join the University’s ongoing interdisciplinary programs and seminars. The Fellow will receive a two-year appointment with a nine-month academic year salary. The Fellowship salary for 2021-2022 is $57,750; the salary for 2022-2023 will be set in early 2022. Postdoctoral Fellows pursue their own continuing research in association with a senior faculty mentor at WU. During the two years of their fellowship, they will teach three undergraduate courses and collaborate in leading an interdisciplinary seminar on theory and methods for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the humanities and social sciences.[]

Applicants should submit, through Interfolio, a cover letter, a description of their research program (no more than 1800 words and accessible to reviewers in other disciplines), a brief proposal for a broadly encompassing interdisciplinary seminar in theory and methods, and a curriculum vitae. Applicants who have not completed their doctoral work should indicate, in their cover letter, how many chapters of their dissertation are complete and how complete the remaining chapters are. Applicants should arrange for the submission of three confidential letters of recommendation, also via Interfolio. Further information on Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry is available on the web at  Please email us at with additional questions. Submit materials by December 7th, 2021..

Yale University - Institute of Sacred Music - Interdisciplinary Fellowships - Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021[]

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse cohort of Long-term Fellows to Yale to pursue scholarly and creative projects that connect with the mission of the Institute and are informed by various interdisciplinary perspectives. ISM Fellows are exceptional scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose projects range from studies of Buddhist chant to African American sacred music, and analyses of Medieval ritual to Jewish art. With access to Yale’s unparalleled resources, ISM Long-term Fellows join a vibrant interdisciplinary community for the academic year where they convene regularly with their cohort to share their work in progress. Fellows also have the option to teach interdisciplinary courses based on their area of research at Yale.

The ISM seeks to prioritize applicants for our annual long-term fellowships in several areas of teaching and research during the current cycle, including projects that study the sacred arts and ritual spheres of African American, Africana, Latinx, and/or Indigenous studies. Two new areas of interest during the current application cycle are projects that study music and the Black church and scholars working at intersection of religion, ecology, and the arts. There is the possibility of multi-year appointments in all of these targeted areas of research.

The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including

Anthropology ~ African American Studies ~ Area Studies ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Latinx Studies ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Native American and Indigenous Studies ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology

The Long-term Fellowship application is due on October 15, 2021 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2022. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at The application will be available online beginning on August 15, 2021. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at [[1]].

The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at:

Yale University - Institute of Sacred Music - Post-doctoral Associate - Music and the Black Church[]

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music, an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the related arts, invites applications for a post-doctoral associate position in Music and the Black Church. Alongside conducting their own research, the fellow assigned to the Institute’s interdisciplinary program in Music and the Black Church would be expected to contribute to this new initiative pedagogically, programmatically, and administratively, delivering one course and one symposium during each academic year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Implicit in the program’s title in an interest in various configurations of the relationship between music and the Black church: the genres of music most frequently performed by black Christian congregations, as well as the influence of the Black church on a host of idioms—confessional and commercial, American and global.

While the successful candidate should have well-formed interests and expertise in black sacred music, their PhD need not be in musicology, ethnomusicology, or music theory. Instead, they might have earned degrees in American studies, African American studies, religious studies, or theology.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2018, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor.

Applications for this position should be submitted as part of the Long-term ISM Fellowship program, which are due on October 15, 2021. When applying please note your interest for this specific postdoctoral position on the “Application” page in the online system. The anticipated start date for the fellowship is August 2022. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at [[2]].

Positions with 2022 Application Deadlines[]